SoMLA 2022 Virtual Conference has ended
Welcome to the 2022 State of Maryland Literacy Association Conference. This is Maryland’s 50th annual conference!  The three day event is packed with exciting opportunities for professional development, networking, and examining exemplary materials for classroom use. This conference is intended for a wide-range of audiences including classroom teachers, reading specialists, special educators, curriculum specialists, administrators, and other educators. There is a variety of high caliber speakers, researchers, practitioners, publishers, and authors that are presenting throughout the conference, as well as the pre-conference "Session Saturday" presentations. You may apply for CPD credit through MDSE by filling out this form.  To qualify, you must have attended 15 hours total.  This includes time you spent engaged in "Session Saturday" presentations.  Please fill out all of the information.  Incomplete requests will not be filled.  Requests will be cross referenced with attendance from "Session Saturday" presentations and on the weekend of March 31-April 2nd 2022.   If you participated for the required hours, you will receive a credit. Please be patient, you will receive your form.

If you have not yet registered, do so today by going to Eventbright.

For general questions, contact the Conference Coordinator, Gayle Glick at ggayle56@aol.com.
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Kelly Boswell

Author/Educational Consulant/Instructor, MSU
Kelly Boswell has many years of experience as a classroom teacher, staff developer, literacy coach, and district literacy specialist. She is the author of Every Kid a Writer (Heinemann, 2020), Write This Way From the Start (Maupin House, 2018) and Write This Way (Maupin House, 2016) and the coauthor of Reading Solutions (Heinemann, 2011) and Crafting Nonfiction (Heinemann, 2012). She has also written several nonfiction children’s books with Capstone Press. Kelly works with schools and districts around the country to support educational leaders, coaches and teachers. Her emphasis is developing literacy practices that help students become joyful and passionate readers and writers. She also serves as an instructor in the Education Department at Montana State University.She lives in Bozeman, MT with her husband and two sons.
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